header i-Italy

Focus::Daily News


ISRIA. Lectio magistralis at the "University for foreigners Perugia" by Franco Frattini. The Italian G8 presidency, therefore, has an historic opportunity to contribute to the definition of the fundamental coordinates of a new system of ... (Read the article)

TIMESONLINE. Carla Bruni’s family castle in Italy has been sold to an Arab sheikh for €9 million (£8 million). Her mother, Marisa, said yesterday: “We had finished with Castagneto Po – nobody went there any more.” (Read the article)

THE SEATTLE TIMES. Travelers to Italy need to be smart to avoid needless lines and expenses while enjoying its ever-popular treasures. Major sights in Rome, Florence, Venice, and Milan have these changes for 2009... (Read the article by Rick Steves)

ADNKRONOS. Italy's inflation rate fell for the fifth consecutive month in January dropping 1.6 percent from December 2008. (Read the article)

ANSA. he Italian parliament on Thursday approved a measure requiring doctors to report illegal immigrants, unleashing a barrage of criticism. (Read the article)

ANSA. During its current term at the helm of the Group of Eight (G8), Italy intends to propose a summit of regional organizations to discuss new rules for a system of global governance, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said on Wednesday. (Read the article)

Washington Post. Pope Benedict XVI did not know that a traditionalist bishop was a Holocaust denier when he lifted his excommunication last month, the Vatican said Wednesday, calling on the bishop to retract his position. (Read the article by Menachem Z. Rosensaft)

Pope Benedict has sought to distance himself from Williamson's views, albeit without directly criticizing the Holocaust denying cleric, by saying that "I wish that the memory of the Shoah will prompt humanity to reflect on the unpredictable power of evil when it conquers the hearts of men. May the Shoah be a warning for all against forgetting, denial and reductionism." This Papal pronouncement does not, however, undo the damage caused by Williamson's legitimation. 

BBC. Italy has been transformed in recent decades from a nation of emigrants to a target country for mass immigration. The change has brought severe political and social tensions. In the first of a series of pieces on Italy and its immigrants, Aidan Lewis looks at the impact on the Roma (Gypsy) community (Read the article)

LOS ANGELES TIMES. Adriano Galliani did not get where he is by failing to work the angles, and the bald, bushy-eyebrowed chief executive of AC Milan was at it again on Tuesday, pushing buttons in his continuing effort to keep Galaxy midfielder David Beckham at the Italian club. "We are working to keep him, and I think he would like that too," Galliani, 64, told Gazzetta dello Sport. (Read the article)

FOX News. AP.  LONDON. The walkout was triggered by the decision of Italian construction company IREM SpA to use Italian and Portuguese workers for a huge construction project at the Total refinery in Immingham. Hundreds of workers have been off the job for a week at the site, 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of London, and workers at other energy facilities across Britain have staged sympathy walkouts. (Read the article by Jill Lawless)